cooking with your didi
One thing that spans cultures is a love of food. Every month we will be sharing an Anchal artisan’s favorite recipe for you to try. Our first recipe has been chosen by artisan Neetu. Her favorite dish is Dal Baati, a popular Indian dish made up of dal (lentils) and baati (hard wheat rolls). This dish is a staple […]
The story behind Anchal’s ‘A’
What’s in a name? For Anchal—a lot. Anchal refers to the fabric of a woman’s sari robes that is traditionally used to comfort loved ones, or more simply shelter. The co-founders of the organization carefully chose this name placing so much meaning behind it that they needed to create a logo worthy of the name. […]
In Case You Missed It
Hello everyone! From here on out, each month, I will be sharing with you five news stories pertaining to women’s rights and social justice from the news that you may have missed. We are aptly calling this piece “In Case You Missed It,” and I am so excited to get to share some of these […]
staff pick for st.patrick’s day
St.Patrick’s day is coming soon! Check out this gorgeous green quilt here.
Prints, Patterns, and Pins!
We are happy to announce that we have launched a new Pinterest board focusing on our favorite prints and patterns that offer inspiration when it comes to color, fabric and design. At Anchal, it is important to us to highlight the creative thought process that goes into each piece made by our artisans. When it […]
Make sure you don’t miss this sale! Shop here and help us make room for Spring inventory.
A Woman who Rocked the Ice – Surya Bonaly
The graceful moves of a figure skater, with all the frills and glitter, can make us forget just how devilishly difficult and even dangerous this sport can be. Watching the Sochi Olympics, I am amazed at the figure skaters who perform feats of acrobatics all with a smile on their face and while on two […]
straight up styling’ – tips for wearing your straight scarf
Ever tire of the way you wear your scarf? Well, here are 3 top looks for our super long straight scarf. This light weight yet warm scarf lends itself to many amazing looks. These looks will bring a fresh perspective to your scarf and keep you experimenting till summer arrives. So worry no more and […]
words to inspire
“We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us to our fellow man; and among those fibers, as sympathetic threads, our actions run as causes, and they come back to us as effects.” -Herman Melville
the 2014 anchal advocate challenge
If you have been wondering how you can get more involved with Anchal and directly help our program- this blog post is for you. From now until December we invite you to join the 2014 Anchal Advocate Challenge. Here’s how: 1. Join our Advocate program here 2. Follow my blog each month for insights, stories, […]